African Socialism and the Limits of Global Familyhood: Tanzania and the New International Economic Order in Sub-Saharan Africa

  title={African Socialism and the Limits of Global Familyhood: Tanzania and the New International Economic Order in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Priya Lal},
  journal={Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development},
  pages={17 - 31}
  • P. Lal
  • Published 16 March 2015
  • History
  • Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development
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